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Post by Hiker » Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:38 pm

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Post by M.Bird » Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:47 am

I’ll add my first 2 cents
Best Rifle I have owned: Savage Model 110E 30-06, did a pillar bedding job, cleaned up the trigger, floated the barrel, rifle shot ½ groups off the bench, did all this in the early 80’s, hunted from New Mexico to Alaska with it, always go the job done. The Ex-XXXXX :>/ , sold it while I was deployed in 2000. I wish I had the rifle back.
Found new toys, for deer and antelope XP-100 center grip in 7mm-08 with Burris 4X scope practice on bowling ball pins @200 meters.
Elk: Revelations model 250M action, 26”Douglas Barrel in 308 Norma Mag. Found left handed stock with right handed action. Have taken 2 Elk and 1 mule deer, all dropped within 50 yards of being hit. ½ to ¾ groups of the bench shooting 180gr. bullets @3100fsp.
Muzzle Loader. T/C renegade .54cal, set triggers, miller sights, a real tack driver. 120gr ff black powder, 410gr buffalo bullets, only taken 2 cow elk with it, no trouble finding a blood trail, did not have to track very far.

Hopefully be home for hunting this year, had to turn my tags in for 07.

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Post by skinner » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:12 am

Thank all of you folk's for the welcome and hello M. Bird

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Post by MontanaMonkey » Wed Dec 26, 2007 5:37 am

I killed my first elk with an open site German 8mm that my Grandfather sent back from WWII, five point bull. I used that rifle until I left home, and killed all together six Mulies, and six Elk. It shot perfect groups, and dropped anything that it touched instantly. Since I have gone through Sniper/Countersniper school and learned the value of a scope :) I now shoot a Weatherby 270, which will almost dislocate your shoulder as pennance for pulling the trigger, and a Browning ABolt 300WSM. I I also shoot the funnest rifle in the world for White Tail, a Henry 44Mag. I leave it open site to remind myself how to shoot that way :)
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Post by Painted Horse » Wed Dec 26, 2007 7:35 am

MontanaMonkey, I'm curious what kind of load do you use in the 270 Weatherby? One of my rifles is a 270WSM and comparing the 270Weatherby's ballistics in the manuals to what I actually get, doesn't show much of a difference.

I've got 3 30-06, a 270 WSM and a 300 WSM, I had a 25-06 for 30 years, I traded it off last year. I'll get another as I really like that caliber for deer and antelope. I may try it in the new Browning X-Bolt this spring when they come out.
Most of my hunting the last 5 years has been with the 270WSM in a Winchster Model 70 Classic. It's been a great caliber for Deer/elk.

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Post by MontanaMonkey » Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:11 am

[quote="Painted Horse"]MontanaMonkey, I'm curious what kind of load do you use in the 270 Weatherby? One of my rifles is a 270WSM and comparing the 270Weatherby's ballistics in the manuals to what I actually get, doesn't show much of a difference.

I think the reason behind the massive kick is just the how light the rifle is. I have a friend that has a 270W Weatherby as well, he has the Mark V synthetic just like mine, and its super hard on the shoulder too. I have tried everything from Remmington 130 Accutip, to 150 CoreLokt, to 140 Supreme Accubond to 130 Supreme Ballistic Silvertips. I am having a friend reload some for me for when I get home next year for hunting season, hopefully that will help. Right now, its just hope that you dont have to spend more than a couple of shots sighting it in :) Man its a kicker. I have a 300WSM, and a 338M that dont kick as hard as my 270. But, I cant complain to much, cause once she is on, it is one super accurate weapon.
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Re: what rifle do you hunt with?

Post by jsalas68 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:54 pm

I love to use my Ruger 264 Winchester magnum loaded with 140 grain XLC ahead of 65 grains of IMR 7828. Shot Elk and Mule Deer and Antelope, never had a problem. I would like to use 130 grain triple shock

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Re: what rifle do you hunt with?

Post by Need4x4 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:00 pm

Just thought I would tell all about my deer rifles. I purchased a used rifle while still in college. It is a ted williams (sears brand) and it looks like a model 70. It is a model 53. First time a research it, I thought I narrowed the manufacturer to Marlin, but did a recent search and several folks said winchester. Don't know for sure. It is very accurate. I had it glass bedded and it is in 30:06. My best deer were taken with the rifle.

I upgraded first to a weatherby vangaurd in 7mm rem. from walmart. It is a good accurate gun, but heavey. I took some small mule deer with it.

Then I went a little and purchased a savage model 16 in Lazzeroni Patriot. Very accurate, but you must handload, unless your fond of spending multiple dollars per shot. Took a nice elk and a nice for the unit mule deer with it. I really like the Model 16 and 116 savage rifles, so I bought a 16 in 300 wsm and a 116 in 06 and rebarreled it to 280 rem. I like them all. Just shoot the two new ones now.

The 280 rem. has accutrigger. The 300 wsm, I put on an aftermarket trigger by timney.

Wish I lived closer to a range.

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Re: what rifle do you hunt with?

Post by M.Bird » Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:34 pm

These must be older savages, if you changed to the timney triggers, I don’t think you would change the new savage trigger for a timney.
On your lazzeroni patriot how did the re-barrel and did you have a muzzle brake? If no brake how is the recoil?
I have toyed with the idea about this round in the past.

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